Netcraft Acquires FraudWatch 

Netcraft, global leader in cybercrime detection, disruption, and takedowns, announced today the acquisition of FraudWatch, a leading Australian online brand protection provider focused on phishing, social media, brand infringement, and fake mobile apps.

Netcraft and FraudWatch together are committed to providing global organizations cutting-edge cybersecurity products and services. With its global threat feeds, automated attack detection, disruption, and takedown solutions, Netcraft’s innovations have enabled it to scale, taking down more than 15 million attacks and counting. FraudWatch’s managed online brand protection services are driven by its 24/7 Security Operations Center (SOC) in Melbourne using its PhishPortal platform. FraudWatch works alongside its customers across the world to protect against phishing, fraud, and cybercrime.

With this acquisition, Netcraft and FraudWatch will deliver high-quality, high-speed cybercrime detection and takedowns with even greater capabilities to new and existing customers. The company will further enhance support and services by combining its existing relationships with hosting providers, domain registrars, and social media platforms through the FraudWatch SOC alongside Netcraft’s API-based and commercial partnerships. Additionally, the acquisition will accelerate growth in North America and the Asia-Pacific region for the combined company.

Organizations today face a rapidly evolving threat landscape, and security teams must detect and respond to malicious attacks quickly and effectively. By bringing together their technology, expertise, and processes, the combined company can provide best-in-class service to its global customers with a global SOC team available to manage, escalate and deliver deep insights.

About Netcraft

Netcraft is a global leader in cybercrime detection and disruption, combining cutting-edge technology with decades of experience to protect organizations of all sizes from digital threats and attacks. Its mission is to detect and disrupt cybercrime at scale through constant innovation, extensive automation, and unique insight, delivering a safer online experience for everyone. Netcraft is the trusted cybersecurity partner for three of the largest companies, twelve of the largest banks, and governments of five of the largest economies in the world. Netcraft’s comprehensive threat feeds, early fraud detection capabilities, and swift automated takedowns are unparalleled in the industry, scaling to perform takedowns for nearly one-third of the world’s phishing sites, blocking more than 170 million malicious sites. For more information, visit

About FraudWatch

FraudWatch is a leading Online Brand Protection company; its 24x7x365 Security Operations Center (SOC) protects thousands of brands worldwide. Headquartered in Australia, FraudWatch provides solutions to help protect businesses from digital brand threats, including financial loss, brand damage, and online abuse. Combined with its technology, a team of security professionals works around the clock to provide online brand protection services. FraudWatch’s team tenaciously tracks and takes down phishing and malware sites, fake domains, impersonated social media profiles, and fraudulent mobile applications. Its fast takedown of these threats provides tangible financial benefits to global clients.

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